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  1. #1
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    Default Replacement "Chain Drag" chains?

    Anybody know a place where you can buy just the "chain" portion of a chain-drag without buying a new front bar? Ours is like 40 years old and from excessive abuse is now pretty much rolled into a solid iron ball.

    We're going to attack it with crowbar and sledge hammer one more time, but does anyone know where you can buy just that part?

    Thanks!



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    Grrr they can the most frustrating implements. I have yet to figure out a good storage solution for mine. But I digress.
    I have to imagine that most of the cost in the harrow is the chain drag part of it. Hard to believe there would be much savings for chain links-only vs just buying a new set.
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    It's possible that buying loose chain will cost more since it's general purpose chain for with a load rating, and chain on a new implement may be made of less expensive unrated chain link.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Eboshi View Post
    Anybody know a place where you can buy just the "chain" portion of a chain-drag without buying a new front bar? Ours is like 40 years old and from excessive abuse is now pretty much rolled into a solid iron ball.

    We're going to attack it with crowbar and sledge hammer one more time, but does anyone know where you can buy just that part?
    Each chain harrow has their own shape of chain tines. Better to buy a new harrow. Sounds like your storage technique is causing the problem. I either hang it or leave it flat tines down to keep it mostly off the ground. To untangle it try lifting up like a carpet. Then gravity will help.



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